Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, on Saturday congratulated the Liberian president-elect, Joseph Boakai, who won at the just-concluded general election in the country.
Sani disclosed this in a tweet posted on his X handle on Saturday, November 18, describing the outcome of the election as credible, transparent and peaceful.
Boakai previously served as the 29th vice president of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The outgoing president and a former professional footballer, George Weah conceded defeat after the country’s elections commission announced Boakai the winner with 50.9 percent of the vote while Weah scored 49.1 percent.
Sani’s tweet read, “The election that led to the defeat of Liberia’s President Weah and the victory of Boakai is much more than just another election.
“The election was reportedly Credible, transparent, peaceful & without hesitation, George conceded & congratulated the winner,despite the slim margin of victory.
“Liberian election is a lesson in civility and a message of hope.Liberia is the new moral compass of the subregion.
“Liberia rose from the ashes and now becoming a tree of political tolerance and decency in West Africa.
“There was a time we rescued and saved Liberians from themselves and now they are doing same to us.
“Congratulations to Joseph Boakai for the victory and kudos to the Outgoing President George for demonstration of such unwavering act of statesmanship,Sportsmanship and patriotism.
“George should be in the league of ex-Nigeria’s President GEJ and I hope history and posterity will be kind to him”.